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Finding Aid for the Models of Case Study Houses 5 and 12, circa 1989 0000149
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  • Custodial History note
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  • Title: Models of Whitney R. Smith Case Study Houses 5 and 12
    Identifier/Call Number: 0000149
    Contributing Institution: Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 8.0 Linear feet (2 models)
    Date: circa 1989
    creator: Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, Calif.) .
    creator: Smith, Whitney Rowland, 1911-2002


    Open for use by qualified researchers.

    Custodial History note

    Gift of the Museum of Contemporary Art, circa 1990.

    Preferred Citation note

    Models of Whitney R. Smith Case Study Houses 5 and 12, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Biographical/Historical note

    The models that comprise this collection were built for the exhibit “Blueprints for Modern Living: History and Legacy of the Case Study Houses” which showed for 5 months (October 1989 to February 1990) at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. The exhibit was curated by Elizabeth Smith and entailed full-scale walk-through constructions of original Case Study houses which were presented together with models, drawings, photographs, and design objects.

    Scope and Content note

    This collection consists of two models of Case Study Houses 5 and 12, homes designed in 1945 and 1946, respectively, but never built by Whitney R. Smith.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Smith, Whitney Rowland, 1911-2002
    Case Study House No. 12 (Los Angeles, Calif.)
    Case Study House No. 5 (Los Angeles, Calif.)